A user has created a tag and proposed the following definition for the tag wiki excerpt:

The authors, students and advisors contribution to an academic publication. Questions like how much contribution is needed to be a co-author of a paper best fits to this tag.

So far the tag has been applied to

(It's not clear to me, based on the suggested definition, how this tag is relevant to the first two.)

Is this tag useful and/or necessary? If so, can someone explain how it applies to the first two questions listed above?


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I think that this tag is unnecessary, given that the tag is explicitly defined to include issues related to contribution to an academic publication.

It seems like this tag (unless defined much more narrowly) would overlap almost 100% with .

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    I would just call this a "synonym" for tagging purposes.
    – aeismail
    Jul 21, 2014 at 17:57
  • @aesmail we don't want synonyms, do we? How does that work?
    – ff524
    Jul 21, 2014 at 17:58
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    I think it's exactly what we're looking for here. Here's a how-to guide.
    – aeismail
    Jul 21, 2014 at 18:34
  • @aeismail given that it's on only three questions, all three are bumped anyways, and I don't think it's appropriate on two of them, I would rather just delete the tag
    – ff524
    Jul 21, 2014 at 18:37
  • Fair enough. (But the link is useful enough to keep handy for future reference!)
    – aeismail
    Jul 21, 2014 at 19:12

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